HUNTER PENCE NEWS

Should Brandon Belt be More Aggressive at the Plate?

With the departure of Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence set to miss the first two weeks of the season, the Giants will need someone to help perennial MVP-candidate Buster Posey drive in runs. But who will that player be? Source: Elsa/Getty Images North AmericaThe Giants should look to first baseman to help produce some of the run production lost when Pablo Sandoval signed with the...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking a Look at the Giants Roster Prior to 2015 Season

View image | gettyimages.com With Spring looming on in the baseball world, teams’ rosters are beginning to shape up to what we may see come Opening Day, April 5th. All eyes will be on the defending-champions, the San Francisco Giants. The franchise has won 3 out of the past 5 World Series and will look to make the necessary moves to prepare for yet another title run come October...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The most devastating injuries of spring training

Spring Training injuries are just the worst, right? The games don’t even count and yet every year a few teams have the entire course of their season derailed because a key player suffered a major injury. Sadly, this season is no different as we’ve already seen several major injuries impact the season, and we aren’t even halfway through Spring Training yet. Let’s take a...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants have Options to Fill Void Left by Sandoval in Lineup

The departure of third baseman Pablo Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox via free agency leaves a panda-sized hole for San Francisco to fill in the middle of their lineup. Hitting mostly out of either the three or five holes in the batting order, the once lovable fan-favorite “Kung-Fu Panda,” decided to chase bamboo shoots in the Northeastern part of the country. While losing a player...
Via Baseball Essential
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New Giants plush dolls aren’t wearing pants

So the fine folks at the San Francisco Chronicle have reported that Bleacher Creatures has teamed up with the defending World Series champions to sell some plush dolls at the Giants team shop to commemorate said victory. A pretty cool thing, no doubt. But then you take a look at the preview photos…     Notice anything missing? Really? Look closer. Where are the pants???...
Via Bloguin Best
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New Giants plush dolls aren’t wearing pants

So the fine folks at the San Francisco Chronicle have reported that Bleacher Creatures has teamed up with the defending World Series champions to sell some plush dolls at the Giants team shop to commemorate said victory. A pretty cool thing, no doubt. But then you take a look at the preview photos…     Notice anything missing? Really? Look closer. Where are the pants???...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring training: preseason play or injury prone practice?

As spring training continues to speed along, it is alarming how many injuries are incurred on a day-to-day basis for each major league team. Sure spring training has its benefits, but when one truly dissects the effectiveness and logistics of spring training, is it causing the league and players more harm than good? The Oakland Athletics in 1902 spring training as Philadelphia Athletics...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval: Leaving Giants was ‘not hard at all’

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Pablo Sandoval says he knew he wouldn’t be with the San Francisco Giants past last season after the team aborted contract talks on an extension in spring training in 2014. “I knew early in spring training last year I was going to leave,” Sandoval told Scott Miller of Bleacher Report. “They didn’t respect my agent. Contract talks, everything...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: 2015 Outfield Preview

Give the Baseball Professor Profcast a review on iTunes to receive your 25% Discount Coupon for our 2015 Draft Pack! Just follow the steps below: Step 1: Review the Profcast on iTunes (we like the number 5).Step 2. Email your iTunes username to contact@baseballprof.com.Step 3. Wait for us to respond (usually instantly) with your discount coupon.Step 4. Enjoy the Draft Pack and...
Via Baseball Professor
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Injuries Dominating the Preseason

Spring training is here, baseball is back, and everything is supposed to be the best thing ever! Right? Of course, there are several bright spots wherever you look, but a lot of this week’s windup will focus heavily on injuries. Yes, there’s already quite a few to talk about. Unfortunately, there’s already a Tommy John surgery possibility lingering. Let’s Just Not Remember...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pence Suffers Fracture to Left Arm, Out 6-8 Weeks

As Corey Black’s pitch started to run inside, Giants’ right fielder Hunter Pence tried to escape the inevitable outcome, being hit by the pitch. It has happened countless times before to Pence in his career, unfortunately this time there was a little different circumstance. As Pence jogged down the first baseline the San Francisco training staff came out and immediately removed...
Via Baseball Essential
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence Out 6-8 Weeks

  World Series champion, Hunter Pence, will be out 6-8 weeks due to an injured left forearm that occurred in a game Thursday between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs. Pence was struck by a fastball from Chicago Cubs’ prospect, Corey Black. Black didn’t feel good about hitting him, let alone injuring him.  Black issued an apology via Twitter after the game. Lost...
Via Baseball Essential
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher who broke Hunter Pence’s wrist apologizes on Twitter

Pence holds no ill-will toward the pitcherCredit: AP It took literally one day before a major Spring Training injury shook up the National League pennant race.  The San Francisco Giants’ “odd number year curse” continued as 3-time All-Star Hunter Pence had his forearm snapped by a pitch on Thursday.  He immediately left the game and by the end of the afternoon, the diagnosis...
Via Reading Between The Seams
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence has funny quote about broken forearm

Hunter Pence is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after suffering a broken left forearm when hit by a pitch on Thursday, but the spark plug outfielder is not letting the injury get him down. Pence promises to be back from the injury soon and thinks something positive can come out of it. “I think it’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pence Injury Pushes Giants Farther Back in the 2015 Pack

Looking at many of the recent 2015 top team projections and power rankings from MLB writers and analysts, it’s striking how many of them put the Giants tantalizing close to actually contending. FanGraphs listed the Giants as the 16th best MLB team for 2015 (but there were a number of teams tied on the list). They projected an 82-80 season this year with six NL teams ahead of San...
Via The Giants Cove
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Hunter Pence upbeat in clubhouse despite broken arm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Despite a cast on his left arm, Hunter Pence arrived upbeat in the San Francisco Giants clubhouse on Friday. Pence is scheduled to miss six to eight weeks after a pitch by Chicago Cubs' Corey Black fractured his left forearm on Thursday. Pence says he heals ''pretty fast, generally, usually quicker'' than expected. Pence has played in 383 consecutive games...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence and pitcher who broke his arm have friendly Twitter exchange

The San Francisco Giants on Thursday were on the receiving end of some pretty bad news when the team learned that outfielder Hunter Pence will miss between six and eight weeks after suffering a broken forearm when he was hit by a pitch. Chicago Cubs pitcher Corey Black was the one who threw the ball...Read More The post Hunter Pence and pitcher who broke his arm have friendly Twitter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Pence out 6-8 weeks with broken forearm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Giants' 8-6 victory over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Thursday. One of the clubhouse leaders for the World Series champions, the quirky Pence has played in 383 straight games -- the longest active streak...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs RHP Black feels bad about Pence injury

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Cubs right-hander Corey Black realized something was wrong when Hunter Pence screamed in pain. At that point, there was nothing he could do. Black was feeling bad Friday after he threw a fastball in his first spring outing that broke Pence's left forearm, sidelining the San Francisco outfielder for six to eight weeks. Pence, one of the leaders for the World Series...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

With Hunter Pence out, Giants have options

Spring Training statistics might not matter, but injuries can certainly make an impact on a team’s outlook heading into the season. After being hit by a pitch in yesterday’s game against the Chicago Cubs, Hunter Pence is expected to be out six to eight weeks with a broken forearm. Missing the first month of the […]
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

What will the Giants do now that Hunter Pence is out?

We don’t normally lean towards the absurd at The Outside Corner unless it’s absolutely necessary. You know, like Churro Dogs. But after Thursday’s unlucky mishap for the Giants involving Hunter Pence, who will be out 6-8 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his ulna, the Giants need to figure out a new game plan in right field for at least the first month of the regular...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss

What will the Giants do now that Hunter Pence is out?

We don’t normally lean towards the absurd at The Outside Corner unless it’s absolutely necessary. You know, like Churro Dogs. But after Thursday’s unlucky mishap for the Giants involving Hunter Pence, who will be out 6-8 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his ulna, the Giants need to figure out a new game plan in right field for at least the first month of the regular...
Via The Outside Corner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Cubs Prospect Breaks Hunter Pence’s Forearm

The pitcher who the Chicago Cubs traded Alfonso Soriano for in 2013, broke the forearm of two-time World Series champion Hunter Pence of the San Francisco Giants during a spring training game Thursday. Pence will miss 6-8 weeks after x-rays taken before the end of the game confirmed the injury to the ulna, one of two bones that make up the forearm. He was hit on his left forearm...
Via Sports Mockery
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants’ Hunter Pence Breaks Forearm, Expected To Miss 6 To 8 Weeks

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Giants’ 8-6 victory over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Thursday. One of the clubhouse leaders for the defending World Series champions, the quirky Pence has played in 383...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants’ Hunter Pence Out 6-8 Weeks

Scottsdale, Arizona — The heart and soul of the San Francisco Giants’ offense was injured in a spring training game against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. During the sixth inning of the exhibition contest, Pence was pegged in his left arm by a pitch from Cubs hurler, Corey Black. After x-rays taken during the game, […]
Via Full Scale Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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